C4L - Things to do in Seattle
Things to do in Seattle - and the discounts to do them...
Code4Lib National - February 6 - 9, 2012 - Seattle, WA
Seattle CityPASS: SAVE 51% with Seattle CityPASS. This Pass gives you admission to 6 must-see Seattle attractions: Space Needle; Pacific Science Center; Seattle Aquarium; Argosy Cruises Seattle Harbor Tour; Experience Music Project - Science Fiction Museum; Woodland Park Zoo OR The Museum of Flight. CityPASS is valid 9 days from day of first use and you can skip most ticket lines with CityPASS in hand.
Discount for entry to the Experience Music Project
Looking for suggestions for things to do in Seattle without the fuss of an
extended tour? Here are some ideas!
Yes, Seattle is known for coffee. But it also has great breweries,
wineries, and specialty food stuffs. Seattle also has a growing tea scene: Tea houses, retail, the smell of Morning Glory Chai in the morning.
Seattle is consistently among America's most literate cities; having top notch book
purveyors is one reason why
Museums and Galleries
out the Smith Tower
a view from atop the Space Needle
up to the 40th floor of the Columbia Center, the
tallest building in the state
a good view of the Sound at sea level from Discovery Park
a free view from the water tower in Volunteer Park; stop and smell the flowers
at the historical (and free!) Conservatory while
you are in the park
- Water and
Sailboat/historic boat rentals: Center for Wooden Boats
. Travel the Inside Passage to Alaska for a season of hard labor in the timber and fishing industries.
- The Granite Curling Club of Seattle takes group reservations and has a bar with reasonably priced shots of Jameson's.
Restaurants within .25 miles of the hotel
- The hotel
offers several on-site options: Maxwell's Cafe, Visions Lounge, and the
Lobby Court Coffee Bar.
focused Northwest cuisine
Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails
- O'Asian Kitchen and Lounge
5th Ave #1
between .25 miles and .5 miles of the hotel
between .5 and 1 mile from hotel
more than 1 miles from the hotel
Shops within .5 miles of the hotel
Getting Around in Seattle
- On Foot: Seattle is a
walkable city--take a map and explore downtown, as well as the close-by
neighborhoods of Belltown and Pioneer Square, among others.
- By Bus: Metro
operates Seattle's bus system and provides online tools to help riders. No
fares are required in the downtown Ride Free Area 6am-7pm weekdays. The
Ride Free Area is bordered on the north by Battery Street, on the south by
S Jackson Street, on the east by Sixth Ave. and on the west by the Seattle
Waterfront. The bus tunnel is open on weekdays from 5am-7pm and is part of
the Ride Free Area. If the bus leaves the Ride Free Area, the fare is due
when exiting the bus. Use the King County Metro Trip Planner to plan a trip using
- By Monorail: The Monorail
runs from Seattle Center to Westlake Mall in downtown Seattle. The
Westlake Station is 0.5 miles from the conference hotel. Round-trip
fares are $4.00 for adults, $1.50 for youth ages 5-12, $2.00 for senior
65+, disabled, and persons with Medicare cards.
If you have any issues or questions, please contact:
Orbis Cascade Alliance
Thanks to the Northwest Archivists for some of this information.